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7 Stylish Outfit Ideas for Tropical Climates

Traveling to tropical countries as a fashion writer is one thing, but living in the tropics provides a much wider concept. You get a...

Insulin Plant: A Tropical Plant with Anti-diabetic Properties

Back in 2015, there was a plant that was rapidly gaining popularity in the Philippines because of its health benefits. Insulin plant, or Costus...

Pumpkin Curry with Thai Street Spiciness

I have been cooking a lot of dishes using pumpkin and squash recently. I also salvaged a lot of leftover Halloween pumpkins from my...

Tropical Fashion: Interesting, Inspired and Innovative

The other day, I was watching this popular fashion reality show on Netflix where talented contestants from all around the world were competing to...

How to Grow Garlic in the Tropics

Most of us love to use garlic in our cooking, and many of us like to grow it in our own gardens so we...

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Golden Cane Palms – Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em!

The Golden Cane palm (Dypsis lutescens) is a popular landscaping plant throughout the tropics. Its yellowy-gold petioles and infloresences and the more brownish-golden colour...

The Pros and Cons of Living in Tropical Countries

For most of us born and raised in a tropical country, we really couldn’t think of living anywhere else. The thought of living in...

Growing Hoyas as Garden Plants in the Tropics

Hoyas are grown throughout the world for their beautiful flowers and exotic scents. In temperate climates they are usually grown as indoor or hothouse...

Pitfalls of Building a House in the Philippines

A Story of an Expat's Experience and Lessons Learned Building your own house can be rewarding for some and stressful for others, but it’s always...

Using Plants to Stabilize Slopes in the Tropics

In the small garden, the stabilization of steep slopes is usually achieved through the building of retaining walls. These can be built using a...

Healthy Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin with its bright orange colour is a winter squash that is rich in vitamin A and C. Don’t let the word ‘winter’ fool...

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Winter Dishes for the Tropics

It may seem strange to those who don’t live in the tropics when we talk about a winter, but in nearly every tropical country...

Special Tomato-based Pasta Sauce with Mamey Sapote

The mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota) is a popular tropical garden fruit in Central American and the Caribbean.  It’s not so well known in other...

How to Make Nasi Ulam Rice Salad

If you have lived or traveled in Southeast Asia, you probably came across nasi ulam, a type of tropical rice salad that is often...

Gardenias – White Roses of the Tropics

It’s hard to grow roses in the tropics - unless you are lucky enough to live in a cool highland region - but several...

Are the Floating Islands on Lake Titicaca Worth Visiting?

Lake Titacaca’s main claim to fame is that it is the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world...

Pitfalls of Building a House in the Philippines

A Story of an Expat's Experience and Lessons Learned Building your own house can be rewarding for some and stressful for others, but it’s always...
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